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Bemidji State University

Bemidji, MN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate65%

Bemidji State University Admissions

Bemidji State University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 65% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 3,027 applications received in 2023, 1,968 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Bemidji State University, the application fee costs $20.

Bemidji State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Bemidji State University's admissions stats.

Bemidji State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 97%
Waitlist No

Bemidji State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Bemidji State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Bemidji State University?

Bemidji State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Bemidji State University?

It is moderately difficult to get into Bemidji State University. Bemidji State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Bemidji State University accepted 65% of students, around 1,968 from the 3,027 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Bemidji State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Bemidji State University

For more information on transferring to Bemidji State University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Bemidji State University

Bemidji State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Bemidji State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Bemidji State University

What does Bemidji State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Academic GPA Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Bemidji State University for more information on admission factors.

Bemidji State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Bemidji State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Bemidji State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bemidji State University?

Students admitted to Bemidji State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 99% submitted a class rank. At Bemidji State University 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Bemidji State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Bemidji State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Bemidji State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 97% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Bemidji State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bemidji State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bemidji State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Bemidji State University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Bemidji State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Bemidji State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bemidji State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bemidji State University.

Does Bemidji State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Bemidji State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bemidji State University?

❌ No, Bemidji State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Bemidji State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Bemidji State University's acceptance rate is 65%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bemidji State University?

❌ Bemidji State University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Bemidji State University? Bemidji State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Bemidji State University acceptance rate is 65%. This means that the institution accepts 65 out of every 100 applicants.


Bemidji State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bemidji State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bemidji State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bemidji State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Bemidji State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bemidji State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.26. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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